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Classic Japanese Fairy Tales [Volume 1]: Mimei Ogawa: The Father of Modern Japanese Fairy Tales
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J.D. Wisgo | 3 comments "Classic Japanese Fairy Tales" contains a set of hand-picked stories form Mimei Ogawa, one of the founding figures of modern Japanese children's stories.

This book contains a range of classic stories to delight all kinds of readers, including "The Red Candle and the Mermaid", one of Ogawa's most famous works. By the way, this author was said to be heavily influenced by Hans Christian Andersen, and is even referred to by some as "The Japanese Hans Christian Andersen".

Ogawa's works touch on many philosophical and spiritual topics, including our connection with nature and the afterlife.

I hope you enjoy this book, on sale now for only $0.99!


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Dennis Kitainik | 152 comments Was Ogawa also the one who wrote the story about the Snow Queen?


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J.D. Wisgo | 3 comments "The Snow Queen" was written by Hans Christian Andersen, but Ogawa was said to study Andersen heavily in college, and many people compare Ogawa's works to Andersens.

So for those who like Andersen I would consider checking out this book.


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Dennis Kitainik | 152 comments I don't mean Andersen's story, I meant the Japanese version where she falls in love with a sculptor and decides to spare his life because of that, even though she would normally have turned him into ice for trespassing on her mountain. (I don't know its original Japanese name, but they made a movie of it, called "Kaidan Yukijoro".)


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J.D. Wisgo | 3 comments Dennis wrote: "I don't mean Andersen's story, I meant the Japanese version where she falls in love with a sculptor and decides to spare his life because of that, even though she would normally have turned him int..."

Oh, that movie (:

No, "Kaidan Yuki Jorou" is not related to Ogawa. I double checked and it looks like there was no original book after which the movie was created. The screenplay was written by Fuji Yahiro, though.

By the way, "Classic Japanese Fairy Tales" has a mix of dark and more upbeat tales.


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